Greece is the birthplace of democracy. Its capital, Athens, is the centre of a proud ancient civilisation and of course there are plenty of historic and cultural sites to visit. What is more, this is a truly beautiful place, whose rugged mountains, pastoral valleys and idyllic islands are visited by many people each year. Whether you tour the ancient monuments and archaeological sites, hike through the realm of the gods or find your own island paradise, Greece could be your perfect vacation destination.
Visit Greece For Athens Adventures
Athens, the Greek Capital, is a modern city that wears its history like a great cloak spread about its shoulders. Everywhere you turn in the centre of the city you will find sights that will take your mind back to the golden age of the country and remind you of its long and venerable history. Visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Temple of Hephaestus, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Erechtheion, Kerameikos, the Theatre of Dionysus, the ancient Agora of Athens and much more in this amazing city with its many cultural and historic charms.
Visit Greece For History & Culture
As well as enjoying the many historic delights of Athens, visitors to Greece could also consider a visit to the amazing monasteries of Meteora, take a road trip in Peloponnesia and visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Homeric palaces at Pýlos and Mycenae or the well preserved Greek theatres at Epicaurus. Travel off the beaten track to discover gems such as the mountain villages of Arcadia – a region whose name has given us a synonym for a pastoral paradise.
Visit Greece For Island Escapes
Of course, the islands too offer a wide range of historic and cultural gems. On Rhodes see the Temple of Apollo, Acropolis of Rhodes and Acropolis of Lindos. Enjoy the Venetian-Roman architecture of Corfu, or Knossos and other attractions on Crete. Delos is another island with important historic sites. Mediaeval sites abound on Chios, while you can enjoy the delightful marriage of Venetian and Cycadic architectural style on such romantic islands as Santorini. Each of the islands offers stunning beauty and age-old charm and, again, there are far too many glorious historic and cultural sites to be able to name them all.
Of course, the historic and cultural sites are just one of many reasons to visit one or more of Greece's many idyllic islands. Expect blissful beaches galore, and islands perfect for families, couples, nature loving solitude seekers and those looking to let their hair down.
Visit Greece For Outdoor Exploration
Greece is not all about lounging on a beautiful beach (though of course that might be part of your plan!). Here in Greece you can also consider enjoying a range of more active pursuits, from watersports on the islands, to hikes that will take you to some of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural attractions in the world.
There is no way that we could possibly tell you here all that this wonderful country has to offer. You will have to visit Greece yourself to discover first hand its many, many charms.